In the opening session, American rider Gerloff gained confidence around the Argentinean track to finish 12th on a 1’39.291, with his Japanese teammate also getting to grips with the 4.276 km circuit, going 20th fastest (1’40.617).
After a small delay, both GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team’s riders got going again in the hotter afternoon session, focusing on their long-run pace. Gerloff was still able to improve his lap time, putting himself 10th fastest (1’38.701) late in the session, having shown superb consistency during a 15-lap stint prior to that late effort.
On the other side of the garage, Nozane improved his time by an impressive 1.132s to go 18th fastest on a 1’39.485. Moreover, the Japanese ace produced a quality 11-lap run, demonstrating solid speed throughout.
The two GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team’s riders will be back tomorrow, firstly with FP3 at 10:00 local time (GMT -3), then with the Tissot Superpole at 12:10 and Race 1 at 15:00.